A grandmother’s love – after winning a huge chunk of money, a grandmother-to-be refuse to spend it for herself. Instead, she plans to give it to her granddaughter.
Eleanor couldn’t believe it when she heard the news that she won DH100,000 in the Mahzooz raffle draw which was held recently.
“My sister-in-law called me in the middle of a dinner with my daughter and son-in-law. I had mixed emotions,” says the Filipina expat who works as a marketing administrative.
First of all, Eleanor wanted to settle her financial obligations and give the rest to her future grandchild.
“I have a house loan I need to clear off. Then, I will save this money for my future grandchild – my only daughter is expecting her first baby and this money couldn’t have come knocking at my door at a more appropriate time,” says the 53-year old Filipina.
According to Eleanor, it was the first time that she joined the raffle draw this year as she considered 2022 as her year.
“I kept receiving SMS and in-app notifications reminding me to participate, so I thought why not. I will continue to participate in Mahzooz as I feel 2022 is my year,” the OFW said.
In the 68th weekly live Mahzooz draw, there were other two expats who won the DH100,000 cash prize. A Pakistani driver and another Filipino won it.
Meanwhile, the Pakistani driver known only as Umar, 33-years old and living in Sharjah, couldn’t believe his luck.
“I was about to apply for a loan to help cover my 18-year-old twin brothers’ university education. This Dh100,000 arrived just at the nick of time! I can now accomplish that goal without any debts all thanks to Mahzooz,” says Umar.
He is also planning to purchase a car for his family and invest the rest for the future of his young daughters.
“I was going through such a difficult time trying to meet all my family members’ various needs. But now Mahzooz has given my finances a new lease of life and I can fulfill all my loved ones’ dreams,” says the raffle draw participant.
Another winner of the Mahzooz is a Filipino named Melecio, He is planning to use it for the college education of his daughter in the Philippines. According to him, he even shouted for joy upon knowing that he won.
“I shouted when I saw my name on the screen during the live draw show and woke up my roommates. I participate regularly and never once stopped believing that I would be a winner one day,” says Melecio who works as a merchandiser. Aside from the education of his daughters, Melecio also plans to send some money to his mother and buy a necklace for himself.